Tokyo’s University Cafeterias: The Best-Kept Secret for Delicious Cheap Eats
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by Wakaba Oto
3h ago
The best-kept secret of the Japanese food scene is an unlikely one: cafeteria food. Unlike the rubbery pizza and soggy nuggets you might recall from school days, Japanese university cafeterias, known as gakushoku, serve culinary delights to rival many established restaurants. Most of these hidden gems are open to everyone: students, locals and tourists alike. […] The post Tokyo’s University Cafeterias: The Best-Kept Secret for Delicious Cheap Eats appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Wordle Fans Outraged Over the Use of Japanese Word ‘Manga’ in Game
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by Matthew Hernon
3h ago
Created and developed by the New York-based Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle, Wordle (yes, a pun on his name) became an internet sensation in 2021, helping to soothe those COVID-19-related blues. It proved such a hit; Wardle sold it to The New York Times (NYT) for a seven-figure fee. The online word game in which […] The post Wordle Fans Outraged Over the Use of Japanese Word ‘Manga’ in Game appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Japan’s Legendary ‘Doctor Yellow’ Shinkansen To Be Retired in 2027
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by Matthew Hernon
7h ago
The popular Shinkansen affectionately known as “Doctor Yellow” will be retired in the coming years. According to NHK, the inspection vehicle will cease operations in 2027 due to aging and other factors. It seems that there will be no official successor. After Doctor Yellow is retired, track inspections and other checks are likely to be […] The post Japan’s Legendary ‘Doctor Yellow’ Shinkansen To Be Retired in 2027 appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Upcoming Art Exhibitions in Tokyo
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by Alina Joan Ito
22h ago
Tokyo’s art scene is extensive and vibrant, and there’s always so much to see. Whether you want to see some traditional Japanese art or a modern exhibit, here’s a list of exhibitions happening in Tokyo that are worth checking out. Tokyo Art Events Related Posts Hidden Gems of the Tokyo Art Scene How Oita Became […] The post Upcoming Art Exhibitions in Tokyo appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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You Can Now Buy Glasses Themed After Popular Gacha Game Fate/Grand Order
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by Samantha Low
22h ago
Fate/Grand Order fans can style out like a true gacha gamer with a new collaboration between the hit mobile game and the Japanese brand, Eyemirror. The glasses are inspired by Mash Kyrielight, a character from the game who also wears spectacles. Called the “Mash Kyrielight (shielder)” model, it differs from a previously released pair of […] The post You Can Now Buy Glasses Themed After Popular Gacha Game Fate/Grand Order appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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The Best Tokyo Concerts, Festivals and Music Events This Month: June 2024
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by Kim Kahan
1d ago
Even in the throes of rainy season, we can still enjoy the dance floor. With a range of events this month, June really hits the sweet spot between festivals, live events and dance parties, meaning that no matter what the day or night, you’ll still find something to have a wiggle or even a mosh […] The post The Best Tokyo Concerts, Festivals and Music Events This Month: June 2024 appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Rintaro Sasaki: A Future Japanese Baseball Superstar
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by Matthew Hernon
1d ago
Japan’s teenage prodigy Rintaro Sasaki played his first game on U.S. soil on Tuesday. Appearing for the Trenton Thunder against the Frederick Keys in the MLB Draft League, his first hit in the country was a two-run homer to right field in the third. Quite a way for the Japanese teenager to introduce himself to audiences in the […] The post Rintaro Sasaki: A Future Japanese Baseball Superstar appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Fans Disappointed as Max Cancels Tokyo Vice After 2 Seasons
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by Matthew Hernon
2d ago
The Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service Max will not be renewing the popular cross-culture crime series Tokyo Vice for a third season. The show’s creator and executive producer J.T. Rogers and executive producer and director Alan Poul confirmed the news during a panel discussion with Max original programming chief Sarah Aubrey at the PGA’s Produced […] The post Fans Disappointed as Max Cancels Tokyo Vice After 2 Seasons appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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5 Appetizing yet Affordable Tasting Menus in Tokyo
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by Joshua Mueda
2d ago
It’s no secret that Tokyo is regarded as one of the world’s culinary capitals. Often cited as a premier destination by the food industry’s most revered chefs and home to more Michelin star-awarded establishments than any other city, a whole trip can be made to Tokyo centered solely around discovering the amazing dining experiences it […] The post 5 Appetizing yet Affordable Tasting Menus in Tokyo appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Another Barricade to Block Out Mount Fuji Photo Spot Along with New Climbing Regulations
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by Wakaba Oto
2d ago
We’ve all seen the viral snaps of the Lawson in Kawaguchiko with the perfect Fuji view, now spoiled by the crowds. But what about Mount Fuji itself? As Japan’s most iconic peak, the mountain attracts climbers from all corners of the globe. However, the surge in visitors has created chaos on the trails. New measures […] The post Another Barricade to Block Out Mount Fuji Photo Spot Along with New Climbing Regulations appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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